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Darklite 38E/45/5AA

Functionrecessed accent light, downlight

SourceIncandescent,  LED
retrofit LED,  wirelessly tunable LED

Apertureround 5"

Depth11 1/2″

Footprint13 1/8" x 16 3/4"

Net Weight15 lbs

AvailabilityShips In Days

Highest Source Output



80+ CRI,  90+ CRI,  95 CRI


tunable,  2700K,  3000K


Wireless (0.1%),  Consult lamp manufacturer


Fast Shipping


iOS app,  Android app

Product Remarks

  • Darklite 38/45/5AA is a 5” aperture adjustable accent light designed for use with PAR-38 spot or flood lamps.

  • Fixture has been checked for fit and initial operation with two PAR LED retrofit lamps, supplied by others:

  • Provides 358° horizontal lamp rotation and 0 – 45° angular lamp adjustment with lockable focus. The reflector is cut at 30° for optimal performance.

  • Learn more about the features and benefits. 

Our Made in USA factory uses handcrafted and computerized techniques to transform steel, aluminum, and other metals into durable luminaires.

Application Notes

  • Fixture is UL listed for Damp Location.

  • Fixture is prewired with thermal protector, suitable for use in a fire rated ceiling, and approved for ten #12 wire 90°C branch circuit pull-through wiring for use in non-residential construction.

  • Optional reflectors are available for two special conditions: when a downlight appearance is desirable in fixtures intended for only 0° to 20° lamp adjustment, and when fixtures are used as downlights in sloped ceilings

  • Fixture is compatible with recommended retrofit LED lamps at the time of testing (2018). For complete compatibility information, contact factory.

  • Retrofit LED lamps are easier to service and upgrade if desired after installation. Learn more about our retrofit LED lamp options.

  • Please note that wireless LED lamp range is variable based on site conditions. 


38455aas.ies; PAR 38/HIR/SP, lamp aimed at 30°
38455aaf.ies; PAR 38/HIR/FL, lamp aimed at 30°

Additional Options

  • When used with our Optical Accessory Holder, Darklite 38/45/5AA accepts one or two of a number of Optical Accessories including lenses, color filters, a UV filter and light reduction screens
  • Identical fixture labelled for residential construction. Approved for 100w max lamp and unrestricted spacing in wood joist ceiling; ten #12 wire 105°C branch circuit pull-through wiring
  • 20° cut downlight reflector, for downlight appearance when lamp adjustment is of 0° to 15°
  • 20° cut accent light reflector, for use as a downlight in a 15° to 25° sloped ceiling
  • See external reflector color swatches; consult spec sheet for availability. 

  • Plaster ring allows use of 5 7/8” OD Trim Flush (-TF) reflector in sheetrock ceiling; 6 3/16” dia hole required
  • 277/120 volt step-down transformer, 300 watt maximum 

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